Home National Security

National Security

By Jeff Gardner
Faculty Member, Homeland Security at American Military University

For the next decade plus the U.S. focused on fighting the away game by aggressively going after AQ overseas while strengthening our home game to prevent any more terrorists from entering the country. The Transportation Security Administration was created within DHS to increase airport security while Customs and Border Protection focused on keeping terrorists out and the FBI became very adept at managing watch lists and no-fly lists with their interagency partners.

By Diane Maye
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

After the fall of Mosul in June 2014 to the Islamic State, the Iraqi government formalized a program under the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to quickly integrate militias into Iraq’s security apparatus.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In Garland, Texas, two jihadist gunmen on an FBI list opened fire on a crowd with assault rifles while wearing body armor at an event Sunday. Law enforcement officials told The New York Times that the event was a place to gather and share cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

By LTC (OH) Deano L. McNeil, MPA, MCP
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The United States government and the governments of the states and territories utilize a multi-tiered military and emergency management force structure to prepare and respond to issues pertaining to homeland security and domestic military operations. This force structure includes active and reserve federal military forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard forces, state defense forces, and state emergency management agencies.

By Dr. Kate Brannum
Program Director, International Relations at American Public University

Over the last several years, Central American governments have increased their efforts to build hydroelectric dams, often under the auspices of the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).